And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
I agree no advantage at all. except for convenience because of shortages. use what you have to get er done. obviously not a recommended procedure. but in a pinch it works. I have to admit the one time that I did it it was by accident. can you say rookie. lol. recently I did it again though on purpose because of shortages
Im currently using mag primers because I couldnt get anything else. Im on the low end of my load data, and after 600 rounds there are no signs of overpressure. Just keep your load low and you should be fine. After your first batch look for signs of overpressure.
i generally dont bother using non-magnum primers in any application anymore. its only dangerous if your at max load values. none of my loadings use max load data so i streamline my stockpiles by using only magnum primers. magnum primers also shouldnt be used for cartridges like 32acp 380 acp 25auto cases are just too small and in those the pressure spike is much greater and dangerous even with non max loads
nowadays though i use what i can find, so if non-magnum are available i buy em.
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Unlike the 38/357 loads. The mag primers seem to make a bit more difference in a .40, as expected
180 Gr truncated cone lead 4.8 Gr Power Pistol 1.085
STD Primer 888/ 860 AVG 875
MAG Primer 917 / 888 AVG 903
The 4.8 PP load with mag primer is almost exactl the same as 5.0 Gr PP with a standard primer which averaged 905